It’s harder to debate with people that have no backing for their arguments
It’s impossible to debate with people who have no domain experience in the topic that is being discussed.
We have to be careful who we are debating with before we get caught up in something that might be unnecessary in the first place.
When faced with this situation, we must ask qualifying questions to see if they actually understand the topic at hand. One question I like to lead off with is “Other than the news, name two other sources that helped you form your opinion”?
If they struggle to name them, it might be a good idea to avoid the discussion at all.
This is a great exercise for us to internalize, as well, before we enter a conversation. Should we be a bystander and ask questions or should we interject our thoughts to help inform the conversation?
Our answers to the qualifying questions might tip us off on the route we should go.
After his life as a consulting actuary to Fortune 100 Companies, David built the world’s largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for “life coaching.”
Discovering that Shiny-Object-Syndrome is an epidemic among high performers, David coaches rock-star business owners to double revenue, achieve more in less time, and be a more extraordinary entrepreneur, partner, parent, and leader.
If you enjoyed this interview you may also like my first interview with David on the Just Get Started Podcast –David Wood on Episode #144
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